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Odin, Matsuda Team Up for Eyewear

The directional New York retailer is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and is planning a series of programs to mark the occasion.

Electric Europe Restructures Sales Organization

The new structure is intended to fuel future growth for the Kering-owned sports accessories brand.

Luxottica to Acquire Glasses.com

The acquisition paves the way for Luxottica to expand its digital offering in the U.S.

Safilo, Kate Spade Extend Licensing Agreement

The companies also signed a new contract for the design, production and distribution of the nascent Jack Spade men’s eyewear brand in North America.

Marcolin, Rivoli Extend Partnership

The luxury retailer in the Middle East is to take on more eyewear brands.

Kering Taps Eyewear Executive Roberto Vedovotto

Kering is putting a new focus on its eyewear businesses — and has tapped Roberto Vedovotto who is to start work at Kering effective today.

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Boudicca, Morgenthal Frederics Team Up on Eyewear

London-based Boudicca — Zowie Broach and Brian Kirkby’s cerebral, independent fashion label — has never "forced" category expansion, said Broach.

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Italia Independent Opens Milan Flagship

The eyewear label founded in 2007 by Lapo Elkann, Andrea Tessitore and Giovanni Accongiagioco, is opening its first flagship here today.

Safilo Swings to Profit in Q3

The Italian eyewear manufacturer on Wednesday reported its first third-quarter net profit since 2007 even as revenues in the period remained flat.

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Italia Independent Sales Soar

The fashion group controlled by Lapo Elkann said that revenues surged in the first three quarters of the year, driven primarily by eyewear sales.

Fendi Links With Thierry Lasry for Eyewear

The capsule collection, which bows for spring 2015, will be produced by Safilo.

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Kelly Wearstler, Thierry Lasry Team Up on Sunglasses

The limited-edition collection of “Anorexxxy” sunglasses will debut in Colette Paris, Kelly Wearstler and Bergdorf Goodman on Nov. 6.

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